Qualified for Care
Thanks to a new program, more Nebraska families are eligible to have their child care costs covered through subsidy. Visit the link below to learn if you qualify for child care!
Child Care, Covered
Nebraska recently increased income eligibility for child care subsidy. For families who previously were denied child care subsidy for earning too much, this new law may now deem you eligible! To get an idea of if you qualify, take a look at the chart below:
Monthly Income Limits for Child Care Assistance
Depending on your household size and monthly household income, your child care costs will be fully or partially covered by this new program. For clarification, a household size of three could be two parents/caregivers and one child, or one parent/caregiver and two children.
|Household Size||Care Fully Covered||Care Partially Covered|
|2||household income up to $2,658/month||household income up to $2,874/month|
|3||household income up to $3,349/month||household income up to $3,620/month|
|4||household income up to $4,040/month||household income up to $4,367/month|
|5||household income up to $4,730/month||household income up to $5,114/month|
|6||household income up to $5,421/month||household income up to $5,860/month|
|7||household income up to $6,112/month||household income up to $6,607/month|
|8||household income up to $6,802/month||household income up to $7,354/month|
To learn more about the new program increasing the income limits for child care subsidies, check out the FAQs on the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Qualified for Care
Don’t Wait! Apply Today
Beginning on Oct. 1, all families will need to re-apply for child care subsidy. Whether you currently receive child care subsidy, previously received subsidy but were removed for making too much money, or were denied altogether, all Nebraska families with young children need to re-apply for this new child care subsidy program. Get started today!
Could your child care be covered?
NOTE: This form is not an official application for assistance. To apply for child care subsidy, visit the DHHS Nebraska website.